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Subject: Antimicrobial Research - Inviting abstract submission (Lisbon, Portugal, November 2012)

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Dear colleague,

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for presentation at The II International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR 2012, which will be held from 21st to 23rd November 2012 in Lisbon (Portugal).

ICAR2012 is the natural continuation of the new series of conferences on antimicrobial research, whose first edition, held in Valladolid (Spain) in 2010, managed to gather more than 500 researchers from nearly 60 countries. It aims at establishing as a key forum in Europe for the presentation, exchange and dissemination of information and experiences on anti-microbe strategies. “Anti” is here taken in a wide sense as “against cell cycle, adhesion, or communication”, when harmful for the human health, industry or economy (infectious diseases, chemotherapy, food, biomedicine, agriculture, livestock, biotechnology, water systems...). It will also cover topics on antimicrobial resistance, (early) microbial and resistance detection, enhancement of innate defenses against pathogens, as well as methods & techniques.

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Key Dates:

  • 25th July 2012: Deadline for early registration

  • 10th September 2012: Deadline for abstract submission (for short talks)

  • 4th October 2012: Deadline for abstract submission (for poster or virtual presentations)

  • 24th October 2012: Deadline for late registration

Areas to be discussed include:

  • Antimicrobial chemistry (experimental and computational). Synthesis and screening of novel natural, synthetic and semi-synthetic compounds. Structural determination. In-silico/ab-initio/de-novo antimicrobials discovery. New targets. Bioinformatics and comparative genomics...

  • Antimicrobial natural products. substances from terrestrial and marine organisms. Antimicrobial peptides and enzymes. Essential oils. Purification...

  • Antimicrobials mechanisms of action.

  • Antimicrobial resistance. Resistance to antibiotics and biocides. Superbugs. Multi-resistant strains. Emerging and re-emerging pathogens. Molecular mechanisms. Resistance genes. Prevention of resistance. Surveillance & statistics. Genetics and Proteomics...

  • Antimicrobial microbes. Microbial-derived toxins. Bacteriocins, archaeocins. Biocontrol approaches. Biosynthesis. Genetic and metabolic engineering. Gene regulation...

  • Antimicrobial viruses. Bacteriophages. Phage therapy and biocontrol in humans, animals, plants,…

  • Antimicrobial materials science and surface chemistry. Biofilms. Antimicrobial, anti-adhesive surfaces & coatings. Biofilm formation, control and eradication. Techniques. Biofilms susceptibility and resistance to antimicrobials. Genomics and Proteomics...

  • Antimicrobials in consumer products. Textiles (hygienic clothing, activewear, medical textiles…), paper industry, active packaging (food industry…), public buildings (hospitals, schools, restaurants, day care centers, nursing homes…). Safety and toxicological aspects...

  • Antimicrobial physics. Exploitation of Phys. properties: surface tension (nano-emulsions), radiation, ultrasounds, temperature; nano-materials (nano-particles, nano-tubes/wires, nano-crystals, nano-grains…).

  • Non-antibiotic biocides. Hygiene and Sterilizing. Disinfectants, antiseptics, preservatives, resistance...

  • Techniques and Methods. Susceptibility Testing. Rapid microbial and resistance detection. Antibiotics detection in complex samples. Microscopy, microanalysis & spectroscopy. Single-cell analysis. High-throughout studies. Nanomechanical studies. Microfluidics. Lab-on-a-chip concepts…

  • Interfering microbe-microbe communication as antimicrobial strategy.

  • Strengthening of innate immune system as antimicrobial strategy. Immunotherapy, immunomodulating agents, cytokines, hormones… Novel vaccines for preventing or treating disease…

  • Antimicrobials evaluation. Pre-clinical and clinical trials.Antimicrobial chemistry (experimental and computational). Analytical detection of antibiotics in complex samples.

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Publications - Dissemination of presented works

  • Abstract Book: A Book of Abstracts will be produced including all abstracts of proposals presented at the conference. Each registered participant will receive a copy at the beginning of the conference. The Book of Abstracts of the previous edition can be consulted by clicking here (12.7 MB).

  • Proceedings: The proceedings of the meeting will be formally released as a book. Only one Full Paper can be submitted, but two works can be presented at the conference. Deadline for full paper submission: 19th December 2012. Information about the publishing house will be provided later. The proceedings of the previous edition can be purchased at this website.

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Contact details

To keep you informed about all conference details, please fill in the pre-registration form.

For any questions or suggestions, please, do not hesitate to contact us at info@icar-2012.org
We would also appreciate if you could disseminate this invitation through your Department or Institution.

We look forward to receiving your proposals for work presentation related to your most relevant recent research results.

Rosa Corchero
ICAR2012 Conference Secretariat
Phone: +34 924 25 86 15
Fax: +34 924 26 30 53
e-mail: info@icar-2012.org

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